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How to make the perfect tiramisu

It may be a stalwart of the classic Italian dessert menu, but tiramisu has more in common with the tartiflette we enjoyed a couple of weeks ago – because far from being the traditional treat you assume it is, tiramisu, like that Alpine favourite, is actually a fairly recent invention. Sources …

Irresistible Cupcakes That Take the Cake

We've tracked down 10 of the tastiest hand-held treats out there, from the wonderfully plain Jane to the just plain wondrous maple-bacon …

Dessert

Study: Reading a Novel Changes Your Brain

College students experienced heightened connectivity in their left temporal cortexes after reading fiction.<p>Scientists have proven in the past that reading stimulates many different parts of the brain. In a 2006 study, for example, research subjects read the words “perfume” and “coffee,” and the …

The Decline of the American Book Lover

And why the downturn might be over.<p>The Pew Research Center reported last week that nearly a quarter of American adults had not read a single book in the past year. As in, they hadn't cracked a paperback, fired up a Kindle, or even hit play on an audiobook while in the car. The number of …

House Tour: A Gothic, Industrial Torontol Loft

<b>Name:</b> Marco Pecota & Ilse Gudino <b><br>Location:</b> Toronto, Canada <b><br>Size:</b> 2,700 square feet <b><br>Years lived in:</b> 5 years, owned<p>Imagining what the combined efforts of …

Home Depot

How To Use the IKEA RÅSKOG Cart in Every Room of the House

The best furniture investments are versatile pieces that can work in many rooms. It turns out that's also good advice when deciding on cheaper …

Dining Rooms

No More Matchy-Matchy Bathroom Decor: Unexpected Looks

The simple and rustic bathroom of Sophie Demenge and Michael Ryan, creators of Oeuf. As seen on The Socialite Family.<p>From Lonny, the deep blue …

Rustic

10 Easy DIY Projects To Try This Weekend

Have some free time on your hands? Why not try to make something interesting, perhaps something for your home? Even the simplest of changes can …

How to Optimize Your Kitchen for Healthy Eating

Healthy eating is one of the most popular goals people set for themselves in the new year, but it isn’t always easy. You might not even realize that …

Nutrition

15 Innovative Ways To Repurpose A Light Bulb

When you have a creative mind you can come up with all sorts of ingenious idea. The trick is to think outside the box and to see beyond the typical …

Light Bulbs

Best 10 Color Pairs For The New Year

It’s a new year and that means there will be a host of new trends and new styles around every corner. And that includes the simplest of terms, which …

Interior Design

Peter Walsh's Ultimate Guide to Organizing Your Kitchen

Goodbye overstuffed pantry and messy dining table. O's clutter expert shares six easy strategies to tidy up your space once and for all.<p>One-Month …

Beer-Flavored Jelly Beans Exist, Pizza Portraits Are the New Selfie

A roundup of food news from around the Internet on January 22, 2014<p><i>It’s the afternoon, and you deserve a break. Sit back, pour yourself a glass, and enjoy these food stories from around the Internet.</i><p><b>The Links</b><p>It's five o'clock, time to kick off your shoes and... reach for a handful of jelly beans? …

Ice Cream

Big Data Crushes Anti-Vaccination Movement

For years it’s been relatively easy to ignite medical controversy with emotional (but often anecdotal) evidence. TV is a popular format for doing just that. It’s quick, colorful and dramatic (and increasingly in high-def and big-screen). Add a well known celebrity (or two) and the effects can be …

Large Windows And How To Decorate Around Them

Some of you are lucky enough to have large windows in your home. Despite the abundance of natural light and the airy feeling they give your space, …

Interior Design

Creative Balcony Designs We Love

You might not know what to do with your balcony, but there are ways to make it a unique and creative area in the home. Here are some interesting …

Landscaping

Architect Transforms A Cement Factory Into A Spacious And Inviting Home

This is the home and workspace of architect Ricardo Bofill. It used to be a former cement factory until the architect completely transformed it. …

Interior Design

50 Square Meter Apartment With An Unconventional Interior Design

When a designer and an architect decide to buy an apartment together and to make it their home, you never know what’s going to happen there. For …

Give Your Living Room An Elegant Look With A Brown Leather Sofa

A brown leather sofa is a classical piece of furniture, usually seen in traditional interior designs. But it can also be included in modern or …

Interior Design

Untouched Paris Apartment Discovered after 70 years. Includes Painting worth $3.4M

Before the start of World War II, the owner of this apartment in Paris fled to the south of France. For reasons not entirely known, she never …

Pear Custard Loaf Cake

When pears are in season, I eat a lot of them. I love their sweet, delicate flavor and enjoy them on their own, with good cheeses and baked into …

Eric Schmidt's 2014 predictions: big genomics and smartphones everywhere

Google's executive chairman looks ahead, and admits to his biggest mistake - one he says he won't repeat<p>What does 2014 hold? According to Eric Schmidt, Google's executive chairman, it means smartphones everywhere - and also the possibility of genetics data being used to develop new cures for cancer.<p>…

What is Existentialism? History of Existentialism, Existentialist Philosophy, Philosophers

<b>What is Existentialism?:</b><p>Existentialism is more a trend or tendency that can be found throughout the history of philosophy. Existentialism is hostile …

Existentialism

Machiavelli: Philosophy In An Hour

Niccolò Machiavelli’s name sends a shiver down the spine. More than 350 years after his death it remains almost synonymous with evil. Yet Machiavelli …

Kierkegaard - Philosophy In An Hour

“Once you label me you negate me.”<p>Soren Kierkegaard, born 5 May 1813, wasn’t really a philosopher at all. At least not in the academic sense. Yet he …

David Hume - Philosophy In An Hour

Before David Hume, philosophers were often accused of being atheists. Hume was the first one who admitted it.<p>Being judged an atheist was not an …

ARCHITECTURE+PHILOSOPHY

<b>Thank you<br>for ten inspiring years</b><p><b>2005</b> Prof Leon van Schaik Poetics in Architecture with Allan Powell / Vexta and xerocorp Street art, public art and …

Built Environment